My puppy is starting to get fat!

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  1. Bug

    Bug New Member

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    I have noticed lately that my min pin, Charlie, is turning in to a fat little guy. Im not quite sure what to do to help him keep weight off, but all I know is he runs around a lot, so I try to keep him in shape. I know that there is diet doggy food, but he is only four months old and Im not sure if he is too young for that kind of food. Plus I heard froma friend who also has a min pin, that once I nueter him, he will gain a lot more weight. But if he isnt too young for a diet where do I start, and what kind of food do I give him? Any info would help, THANKS!
     
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    How much does he weight now?
     
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    Well, see thats the thing he really doesnt weight that much, he only weights about five pounds. But the problem is he is getting a fat belly.
     
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    I'm not at all familiar with how much small dogs like a Mini Pin weigh, but it's possible he's picked up worms. That's actually easy for them to do and will give them a belly-bloated look. Your vet can check him to find out.
     
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    Well I know for sure he doesnt have worms, so I dont think its that.
     
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    It was just a thought, we have to check ours every so often because they catch - and eat - groundhogs, rabbits, pretty much any kind of game that gets in their way, and they can get worms from eating game. So far they haven't picked any up, but it's always a good place to start.
     

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